The aim of language is communication
If someone can’t understand what you are saying, then this can be very frustrating. By improving your English accent (=accent reduction), you will be able to communicate more effectively. You will be clear and understandable. Plus you’ll feel great!
Pronunciation is rarely taught in schools
Normally, teachers focus on grammar and reading comprehension. If the English accent is taught, it is often by non-native speakers who have pronunciation difficulties of their own. For this reason, many non-native speakers find speaking much harder than reading and writing.
Lots of English sounds are not found in other languages
English is unusual in that it has a large vowel system. The Standard English Accent has around 20 vowels. Many languages have just 5-7 vowels. We represent these 20 vowels using only 6 letters of the alphabet (a, e, i, o, u, & y) – so it is no wonder that many learners are confused about which sound to use.
So how do I improve my accent?
Take my online course, which is tailored according to your native language. It includes games, video lessons and plenty of practice material!